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Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2014-04-27, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,456
Posted By philrob
Until OF2 for me it was... Mac - planning and...

Until OF2 for me it was...
Mac - planning and editing, focused views in perspective locations for the 'do' part.
iPad - review, reference (esp. in meetings for chasing others actions)
Phone -...
Forum: Omni Lounge 2014-02-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,440
Posted By philrob
On the mac your options are limited. I don't know...

On the mac your options are limited. I don't know of one that has the bright, dim, dimmer requirement that you have.

There will always be some limit on page size (if only that imposed by the ram...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2013-10-26, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,292
Posted By philrob
Check out this post by Michael Schechter here: ...

Check out this post by Michael Schechter here:

http://bettermess.com/sending-files-to-evernote-while-creating-tasks-in-omnifocus/

It links to some scripts/workflow that collectively will make...
Forum: OmniFocus Extras 2013-10-16, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,944
Posted By philrob
Click on the link 'stylistica' in Druido's...

Click on the link 'stylistica' in Druido's message.
Forum: OmniFocus Extras 2013-10-14, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,902
Posted By philrob
one for OmniGroup to add to the spec for OF2... ...

one for OmniGroup to add to the spec for OF2...

:-)
Forum: OmniFocus Extras 2013-10-14, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,902
Posted By philrob
@hwend There are also some keyboard...

@hwend

There are also some keyboard shortcuts that might help depending on your workflow:


cmd-' (command single inverted comma) : has the effect of toggling notes for the currently selected...
Forum: OmniFocus for iPhone 2013-09-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,356
Posted By philrob
If (like me) you prefer the old terminology of...

If (like me) you prefer the old terminology of start date (or indeed like the defer until approach) please use the feedback button to let the omni folk know.

Defer feels wrong to me, particularly...
Forum: OmniFocus Syncing 2013-08-29, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,486
Posted By philrob
I think that Perspectives are created on the mac...

I think that Perspectives are created on the mac version (or by the support ninjas). Once created on the mac, they will sync to the ipad/iphone.

Here is a walkthough:...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2013-08-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,433
Posted By philrob
One keypress workflow for waiting for emails?

Aim: With just one step/action - get a 'Waiting For' type email out of my mail inbox, filed in my 'waiting for' mail folder, with an entry in my 'Waiting for' list in OmniFocus.

Ideally a...
Forum: OmniFocus 2 for Mac (Private Test) 2013-07-25, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By philrob
There are lots of posts in the forum on contexts,...

There are lots of posts in the forum on contexts, it is well worth doing some searches and reading up on the various approaches.

Contexts are only part of the solution. Where OF really comes into...
Forum: OmniFocus 2 for Mac (Private Test) 2013-06-09, 06:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,728
Posted By philrob
Er... Perhaps because that is the date you want...

Er... Perhaps because that is the date you want to start having the task available?

Whatever is settled upon will soon become the norm...

While I might defer an existing task I would set the...
Forum: OmniFocus 2 for Mac (Private Test) 2013-06-02, 11:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,728
Posted By philrob
To muddy the waters further... I like to...

To muddy the waters further...

I like to think of it as the 'Appear' date - that's what I use it for, to make sure that the task doesn't 'Appear' until then.

'Hide until' might work better as a...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2013-06-01, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,485
Posted By philrob
You probably need Curt Clifton's 'Verify Next...

You probably need Curt Clifton's 'Verify Next Actions Exist' script

http://www.curtclifton.net/projects/



If you don't have growl, you might need to remove those bits of code.

I haven't...
Forum: OmniFocus 2 for Mac (Private Test) 2013-05-08, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,608
Posted By philrob
I suspect that OF2 is (at this stage) trying to...

I suspect that OF2 is (at this stage) trying to be a 'jack of all trades...' we have the 'look' of the (excellent) touch based interface from the iPad conflicting with the practicalities of keyboard...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-04-27, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,464
Posted By philrob
If you want to use tags. and you want rapid entry...

If you want to use tags. and you want rapid entry then use text expander to 'explode' the tags for you.

Personally I would use contexts for people and teams. Then perspectives to remove anything...
Forum: OmniFocus 2 for Mac (Private Test) 2013-04-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,231
Posted By philrob
I'm torn on the changes as well. One of my...

I'm torn on the changes as well. One of my frustrations with OF1 was that columns were normally too narrow, and one or more of task name, context or project would be truncated. OF2 gets rid of that...
Forum: OmniFocus 2 for Mac (Private Test) 2013-04-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,519
Posted By philrob
With luck search in OF2 will be a proper search...

With luck search in OF2 will be a proper search of the whole database with an option to use it as a filter, so the need for search workarounds will be eliminated. :-)

BTW Rob and others. Your work...
Forum: OmniFocus 2 for Mac (Private Test) 2013-03-27, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By philrob
Brian, not sure the main forum page *IS*...

Brian, not sure the main forum page *IS* respecting the setting - It is showing up on the main page for me (using Chrome).

Are forum names who have requested to be on the beta test allowed to see...
Forum: OmniFocus for iPad 2013-03-26, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,306
Posted By philrob
Hold down then when the pop up appears select...

Hold down then when the pop up appears select copy.

Hold down again. When the pop up appears select paste.

You should get a duplicate of the action.
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-03-04, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,978
Posted By philrob
This might help, good advice on setting up OF and...

This might help, good advice on setting up OF and the practicalities of contexts and the (dreaded) weekly review.

http://andrewminer.tumblr.com/omnifocus
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-03-04, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,978
Posted By philrob
Glen, Been there, done that, all too frequently...

Glen, Been there, done that, all too frequently find myself there again...

Some Ideas...

Use Evernote or similar system for info, OmniFocus only for things that can be actioned. Make the title...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2013-02-26, 11:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 48,821
Posted By philrob
Watching this debate from the sidelines, my hope...

Watching this debate from the sidelines, my hope is that with OF2 the problem/debate will go away.

Not because OF2 will directly implement tags/contexts, but because (please, please, please) the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,664
Posted By philrob
Here's a screenshot

I think this is a clean version:
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-11, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,186
Posted By philrob
Others may be able to provide a better solution,...

Others may be able to provide a better solution, I'm not sure that it can be done if you want to keep the due date/time.

The preferences (cmd-comma) has a drop down to set the 'due soon' value but...
Forum: OmniOutliner 3 for Mac 2013-02-11, 02:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,847
Posted By philrob
I can't speak for others, but I have invested in...

I can't speak for others, but I have invested in Mail Act On and have used their rules to use a keyboard shortcut to trigger applescripts in mail.

So:
- ctrl-A creates an inbox action with a...
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